Chuck Cochran

Need Sleep?

Need Sleep? One of the most common symptoms that can lead to significant brain disorders, like anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and memory loss, is insomnia.   Insomnia refers to the difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking earlier than one would expect or want to wake from sleep.   In my field of […]

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TMS & Pregnancy

TMS and Pregnancy Pregnancy and the months after delivery represent a high-risk period for a woman’s mental health. Hormonal changes, stress and lack of sleep are factors that can trigger a depressive episode.  Depression during pregnancy is associated with maternal death, obstetric complications and lasting developmental effects on children.  In our clinic, treating depression during

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Original artwork by 2014 6th grade class at The Covenant School adapted from a watercolor by Artist Ginny Elder, 2013

Standing with Covenant

Standing with Covenant In the wake of the mass shooting that occurred on March 27th at The Covenant School and Covenant Presbyterian Church, I wanted to make this specific post so resources could be readily accessible for anyone needing them. The tentacles of this tragedy are widespread and now, the school, the church, and Nashville

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We Bought a Bank!

Well…we didn’t actually buy a bank, but we did buy a bank building and property!  After renovations, this property will be a marquee location for all behavioral health clinics to model across the United States. A property where patients get access to excellent mental healthcare with many services and benefits:   New Patient Evaluations Thorough

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

A common question that comes up in consultation is, “What is Bipolar Disorder?”     There is a lot of confusion regarding this diagnosis because of the colloquial use of the term “bipolar.”  This term is thrown around to describe instances of intense emotional outbursts, frequent mood swings, unpredictable behavior, or even an excuse for poor

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Medication Treatments for Depression

Medication Treatments for Depression There are a number of helpful medications for depression.  These medications are separated into different classes based on how they work in the brain to help alleviate the symptoms of depression.  I will describe these classes below.  The majority of them are very safe with few side effects.  Choosing which one

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Winter is Here!

The nights are longer and the days chillier For many people, the holidays bring up a mix of emotions: joy, sadness, and anxiety to name a few. In the midst of any activities, don’t forget to be ‘present’ for yourself this holiday season. Here are a few ways to care for yourself this month. Take

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‘Tis the Season

 The holiday season comes around each year when the days are the shortest, darkest, and coldest Whether it is due to grief for a departed loved one, family discord, isolation, loneliness, being “stuck inside”, or any number of reasons, so many of us struggle through this time of year despite being told that it should be joyous

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Psychedelics

Psychedelic treatments for mental health are all over the media these days. Not a week goes by when we are not asked a question from a current or an existing patient about them. At the NeuroScience & TMS Treatment Center, we began offering the first legal psychedelic-like treatment in our clinical practice for Major Depressive Disorder

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ECT

ECT

ECT is the oldest biologically based treatment in psychiatry.  The first treatment was performed in 1938.  The first ECT patient had a condition we now call catatonia.  Catatonia, untreated, is nearly 100% fatal.  This patient would have died in a state psychiatric hospital as many people at the time did due to untreated mental illness. 

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